Who We Are

Since 1899, we have grown from a market stall to one of the UK’s major supermarkets.

Our new store in Kirkby, opened October 2021

Our core purpose: To make and provide food we’re all proud of, where everyone’s effort is worthwhile, so more and more people can afford to enjoy eating well.

We’re both food makers and shopkeepers, which makes us different from our competitors. As British farming’s biggest direct supermarket customer, we buy many of our fresh products direct from farmers and fishermen. We also make more than half of the fresh food sold in our stores – giving us more control over the origin, quality and affordability of the food we sell.

Welcome to our new Little Clacton store, opened July 2022

All our colleagues are truly valued, with competitive pay rates and award-winning training programmes.

We are working hard to reduce our environmental footprint and are on track to meet our challenging environmental targets – including Net Zero by 2035 and reducing our own brand plastic packaging by 50%, by 2025.

All our stores support local good causes because we want to make a positive impact in the community.

Great Park, Newcastle – our newest store (opened March 2023)